Courtesy Wsbtv.com By Amy Napier Viteri
MILTON, Ga. —
Police in Milton are investigating the shooting death of a 19-year-old man in front of his home.
Investigators said the teen was in the driveway of his family's home when someone shot him in the head. Crews transported him to the hospital, where he later died.
Police said the shooting happened shortly before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday outside a home on Silhouette Court in the Avensong subdivision, but did not know of a motive.
"We anticipate it is a random stranger-on-stranger crime", Captain Shawn McCarty said, "It did occur in the victim’s driveway."
McCarty said the teen was alone while his mother and a friend were inside the home. Investigators interviewed witnesses to get a description of the suspect and try to determine who would want to hurt the teen.
"There's more to it than just the shooting. What that might be, we don't know that yet," McCarty said.
"That just brings chills," said neighbor Mark Hogan. He heard police sirens and talked to other neighbors on the street who reported seeing a man run to a waiting car.
"She saw the guy actually running across her yard with a pistol in his hand," Hogan said.
Police said they were not aware of anything stolen from the teen, but were still investigating.
This is the seventh murder investigation in Milton in the last six years.